honestly it might be easier to come out to someone that young in a technical sense (maybe not easier emotionally, i’m sure it’s just as terrifying) because their views on what is normal vs. not normal aren’t quite so rigorously internalized yet. keep it fairly simple, let him know you’re telling him because he’s important to you, and if you’re comfortable with it, make sure he knows he can ask questions if he’s confused.
If you’re out to your parents and that’s comfortable for you now I would also recommend seeking out their thoughts on the matter, since they know your brother and we don’t.
Things I never expected to say before I became a polytheist #472:
"We told you running would only attract his attention, dude."
"Y’know, I could be bi"
This is like, a movie with actual representation.
Its a crossover between But I’m a Cheerleader and Mean Girls and there’s actual representation
And good fully developed character siwth more than one personality trait
you mean the movie where immediately after this line they proceed to aggressively insult bisexuals and accuse us of not existing?
such representation much wow
Like seriously soloontherocks (paganism page) and baphomeme (pagan tag) are both bloggers that talk about their paganism a lot and really display how legitimate this religion is I guess and how important it is to us. It’s not very well known at all, so even between Dan and I I know a shitton about his christian religion because I was immersed in it growing up, but I’m like the first pagan he ever met I think.
But the reason why a christian and a witch get along, let alone are in a very serious relationship together, is because we respect each other and I don’t trash-talk God and he does his best to learn about how to be respectful of my gods. If Dan and I can do that, then I hope I can expect my followers to at least realize this is important to me, and blacklist my “pagan stuff” tag if they’re unable to be respectful of my beliefs.
I try to keep this stuff on my mxtery blog because religion makes people uncomfortable, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s very important to me. And it is most certainly not done justice by an author who thinks that people like me are psychos.
“And it is most certainly not done justice by an author who thinks that people like me are psychos.”
let me guess
Yes and no. Yes, I’d think, as you described it, but no, if you mean to the exclusion or partial exclusion of other deities. The more recon you get the more you tend to be expected to honor a set list of deities you’re “supposed” to honor. So while devotional practices can certainly fit that framework, it’d be a lot harder to argue the recon status of a practice that was ONLY devoted to that entity.
That’s all thrown out depending on the personification, mind you. There are a lot that the young’uns today would go “I want to worship HIM, he sounds cool and edgy” that the ancient Greeks (and therefore a reconstructionist) would look at and go “DON’T MAKE EYE CONTACT DON’T MOVE HE’S LIKE A T REX IF YOU DONT MOVE HE CANT DEVOUR YOU OH GOD I’M SO SCARED”
so there are certain entities or personifications where no matter how traditional you tried to make your practice, the worship of that entity is automatically not reconstructionist just because ain’t nobody worshiped them.
Horkos, the entity who enforces oaths, comes to mind. And Thanatos. There are a lot of entities and personifications and even the Big Deities where you respected them and appreciate the vital role they have in the galaxy and yet at the same time never ever ever ever ever wanted them to notice your existence.
Let me put it this way.
I believe the concept is possible. That doesn’t mean I believe more than maybe three people I’ve seen claim it.
I also believe the Queen of England exists, that doesn’t mean I’m gonna believe you if you claim you’re her.
two staffmembers in the library start talking loudly about Robin Williams and how sad his death was and whether or not you could “tell” from his acting that he was mentally ill
sloooooowly put my headphones in before they can say something incredibly offensive and neurotypical
I have many questions but my first and foremost is why
this is beautiful in so many ways
What am I even looking at
Not personally but I’ve heard others describe him as “pushy”.
Well yeah, Jews tend to not worship the Hellenic pantheon.
Other than that, no.